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The Garbage Collector Knows Everything

Peter Hessler | Lithub | 1st July 2019

Slow-burning profile of Sayyid, a Cairo garbage collector who knows everybody’s business. When a man dies, Sayyid knows what pills he took and the exact figure on his bank statement. He operates “a kind of neighborhood lost and found,” able to identify each resident by their tra…

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